My grandmother passed away a five years ago. She had dementia and died at age 84. She was angry with her husband who died before she did, (even though they had a good marriage) and she was always upset with her sister Ruth - who also passed away before she did, but only by a few years. Grandma was not religious, she did not go to church. She really didn't adhere to any belief system except to be kind to others and live a "good life." The day she passed, my mother was with her, she whispered into her ear "Mom, come back as Ruth's daughter - so the two of you can heal." A year after her death, my mom kept noticing her mothers presence and the fact that she seemed upset. Mom asked why. The first time grandma's reply was "I am waiting for someone." Of course my Mom and I both worried who would pass next. We wondered who grandma was waiting for. The next time mom asked "who" - grandma replied, "Do you know how long I will have to wait to be Ruth's daughter?" Mom then remembered what she had whispered into grandma's ear before she died. So Mom told her mother she didn't have to wait; that she could come back when she was ready. Mom sensed her mothers surprise and in a blink of an eye she was gone. A few days later she experienced a vision of a little African American boy named Nathan. However, Nathan died from infant death syndrome at a month old. It's also interesting that Grandma came back and told mom what happened. "The body could not sustain life." Is grandma again still waiting? We're not sure. But I do know that what grandma believed, what she held in her consciousness, she believed. Time was slow for her, she thought she had to wait for Ruth in her next life to grow up. I think that what we learn in life can be understood better in the spiritual realms or higher dimensions; however, if it was not for the physical experience - how would the spiritual realms.... understand. What a paradox heh?